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  1. Ancestral Fault in Ancient Greece

    Ancestral Fault in Ancient Greece [Hardback]

    Renaud Gagne (Author)


    ISBN: 9781107039803
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Ancestral fault is a core idea of Greek literature. 'The guiltless will pay for the deeds later: either the man's children, or his descendants thereafter', said Solon in the sixth century BC, a statement echoed throughout the rest... .... Learn More
  2. Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance

    Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance [Hardback]

    Jason Konig (Editor); Greg Woolf (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781107038233
    There is a rich body of encyclopaedic writing which survives from the two millennia before the Enlightenment. This book sheds new light on that material. It traces the development of traditions of knowledge ordering which stretch... .... Learn More
  3. Kinship in Thucydides

    Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative [Hardback]

    Maria Fragoulaki (Author)


    ISBN: 9780199697779
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This volume explores the relationship between Thucydides and ancient Greek historiography, sociology, and culture. Presenting a new interpretation of the Peloponnesian War and its historian, it focuses on the role of emotions and ... .... Learn More
  4. Experience and Teleology in Ancient Historiography

    Experience and Teleology in Ancient Historiography: Futures Past from Herodotus to Augustine [Hardback]

    Jonas Grethlein (Author)


    ISBN: 9781107040281
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The past is narrated in retrospect. Historians can either capitalize on the benefit of hindsight and give their narratives a strongly teleological design or they may try to render the past as it was experienced by historical agent... .... Learn More
  5. Archimedes and the Roman Imagination

    Archimedes and the Roman Imagination [Paperback]

    Mary Jaeger (Author)


    ISBN: 9780472035717
    Published by : University of Michigan Press
    The great mathematician Archimedes, a Sicilian Greek whose machines defended Syracuse against the Romans during the Second Punic War, was killed by a Roman after the city fell, yet it is largely Roman sources, and Greek texts aime... .... Learn More
  6. Beyond the Second Sophistic

    Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism [Hardback]

    Tim Whitmarsh (Author)


    ISBN: 9780520276819
    Published by : University of California Press
    The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defen... .... Learn More
  7. Sophocles’ Jebb

    Sophocles’ Jebb: A life in letters [Hardback]

    Chris Stray (Editor)


    ISBN: 9780956838131
    Published by : Cambridge Philological Society
    Series: Cambridge Classical Journal Supplement
    Volume: 38
    Sir Richard Jebb (1841–1905) was the most celebrated classical scholar in late Victorian Britain: his edition of Sophocles, which remains a classic, brought him a knighthood. Professor of Greek at Cambridge from 1889, and MP... .... Learn More
  8. City of Suppliants

    City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire [Paperback]

    Angeliki Tzanetou (Author)


    ISBN: 9780292754324
    Published by : University of Texas Press
    After fending off Persia in the fifth century BCE, Athens assumed a leadership position in the Aegean world. Initially it led the Delian League, a military alliance against the Persians, but eventually the league evolved into an e... .... Learn More
  9. Writing Myth

    Writing Myth: Mythography in the Ancient World [Paperback]

    S.M. Trzaskoma (Editor); R.S. Smith (Editor)


    ISBN: 9789042929111
    Published by : Peeters Publishers
    This collection of essays brings innovative perspectives to the study of ancient mythography, that is, the writings of the Greeks and Romans about their own mythical traditions. It treats a range of sources from the beginnings of ... .... Learn More
  10. Medea in Performance 1500-2000

    Medea in Performance 1500-2000 [Paperback]

    Edith Hall (Editor); Fiona Macintosh (Editor); Oliver Taplin (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781900755351
    Published by : Legenda
    Series: Legenda Main Series
    The extensive performance history of Euripides' Medea since the Renaissance underscores its lasting social and political relevance. Here, papers drawn from an interdisciplinary colloquium hosted at Somerville College by the University of Oxfo... .... Learn More

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